Crater Lake ski races set for this weekend – February 02, 2005

Crater Lake ski races set for this weekend

Herald and News

Klamath Falls, Oregon
February 02, 2005
Race distances of 10 and 20 kilometers planned for Saturday
Registration forms are due for Saturday’s 28th annual Crater Lake Cross Country Ski Races at Crater Lake National Park.

Race distances of 10 and 20 kilometers (6.2 and 9.3 miles) are planned along with an optional children’s race. The event is sponsored by the Alla Mage Skiers of Klamath Falls.
The entry fee is $25 with a T-shirt or $12 without for adults, and $22 and $7 for youth age 15 and younger. Extra T-shirts will be available for $15. Entry forms are available at Parker Sports, The Ledge, Great Basin Visitor Association and the Herald and News front desk.
Races will start near the park’s Rim Village area. Racers should report to the cafeteria area by 9:45 a.m. to pick up packets and information. The 20K race will start at 10 a.m. and the 10K race about 10:10.

The courses go out West Rim Drive to the “corrals” area and return to the start area. The 20K race will follow the same route twice. Skate skiing is not allowed. There are no aid stations. Courses will be set by Alla Mage skiers before the race.

If necessary, alternate courses starting at park headquarters following East Rim Drive will be used.

A short 1 to 2K children’s race will be held for children under age 10. The race will have one or more loops, depending on age, and begin near the starting area for the main races.

Trophies and awards will be given to the top three men and women placers with awards for the top male and female finishers by age group. The awards ceremony will be held about 2 p.m.

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